The George Hotel Christchurch Wedding Venue

A beautiful wedding awaits you

The George is a versatile Christchurch wedding venue that suits both intimate pre-wedding festivities and full blown wedding day celebrations.


The George offers a variety of beautiful Christchurch wedding venues to choose from:

The stunning romantic private garden of The Residence, a private house adjoining the Hotel, and Parkview which offer spectacular views of the River Avon and Hagley Park, or you can opt for the exclusive use of both areas. For more intimate gatherings the residence dining room and cocktail area combined with the garden and is the perfect venue to indulge yourselves and your guests.  

All of our wedding packages are tailored to the size,  scope, and budget of your personal event. Our events team will help create a wedding day that is delightfully yours. From menus to wine selections, and table dressings, a wedding at The George reflects your choices and personality.  

The George can seat up to 80 guests and can provide accommodation for both the wedding party and guests. Another bonus is abundant free car parking allowing easy access for your guests.  With over 30 years of experience, you can be assured you have chosen one of the most elegant wedding venues in Christchurch. 


Intimate wedding reception  set up in The Residence private villa at The George


Wedding reception and wedding venue set up in Parkview at The George


Superb catering is a hallmark of our award-winning restaurants, our Executive Chef, Chanaka Jayabahu, maintains these same standards to the menus designed for you and your guests. 

We have a range of New Zealand wedding packages and menu styles for you to consider.  Perhaps you dream of a lavish high tea with champagne or an elegant reception in the style of the 1920s art deco era with canapes and champagne.

Seated (plated) menus are also available which cater to the more traditional seated and fully served menu option.

Buffet style offers a relaxed full meal service while a family-style menu with shared platters of cuisine on each of your guest tables offers a convivial atmosphere.

Only at The George can you enjoy the flair and style of our award-winning chefs with the signature service of our genuine and attentive team.  



An overnight stay in one of The George's 52 rooms and suites is an ideal end to the day's celebrations.  Group bookings are available if you are looking to fly family and friends into the city for your big day.  

Overnight guests can dine in 50 Bistro and enjoy a stroll around Hagley Park, enjoy a therapeutic treatment at one of Christchurch's divine spa experiences,  or take in the sites and experiences of Christchurch's many activities.

With a range of elegant wedding venues with accommodation for you and your guests to enjoy so, you can create memories to reflect upon in the years to come.

If you are having your wedding at one of the other venues in Christchurch, making The George your base in the city gives you a place to unwind, relax and indulge at the end of each day.


Premium Executive Room with a balcony at The George

Photo of a bride at The George


The George Hotel - Preferred Suppliers


Wedding dresses/formal wear

Louise Anderson

03 365 0325 website 

Robyn Cliffe Couturiere

03 355 8777 facebook

Wilkins Formal Wear

03 365 8642 



Tandem Photography

03 313 1223 website 

Handmade Photography

0210 239 4395 website

Frank Visser

021 633 344 website 


Puree – Christchurch Entertainment Bureau (James)

03 355 6767 website 

Acoustic Solutions – Playtime Promotions (Dalice)

03 327 7444 website 



Jenny Burtt 03 351 7980 website 

Kim Chan 021 122 4082 website 

// wedding décor hire

A Grand Affair 03 377 7438 

Wedding décor planning & design

Emma Newman Weddings

021 678 877 website 

Suzanne Carson Wedding Professionals

021 369 414 website 

Wedding cakes

Divine Cakes

03 964 6540 website

Just Desserts

03 379 3754 website 

Hair & make-up

Mariessa Waddington 

027 272 7772 



Wedding Rings

Polished Diamonds

0800 233 448 website

Wedding stationery

Clarity Press 03 379 8073 website

Planning Your Perfect Wedding Day

From the many hundreds of wonderful weddings we have held here at The George Hotel we have put together our "Must-Do" checklist. We hope it helps you to plan that perfect day, and to cherish the special memories through your future lives together.


Engaged six - eighteen months

- Discuss your budget and type of wedding you want
- Decide on The George as your preferred venue
- Set date and time of wedding
- Compile guest list
- Choose your bridal party
- Book photographer, videographer, entertainment, florist, celebrant and transport
- Start considering dresses and suits

Three - six months

- Finalise your wedding dress 
- Choose other attire for rest of bridal party
- Choose theme you wish to have for your wedding
- Select stationery-invitations, place names, thank-you cards etc.
- Decide on your wedding cake
- Plan your honeymoon
- Choose wedding rings
- Organise gift registry if having one

Two months

- Decide on order of service
- Write your vows
- Send out invitations
- Confirm flowers

One month

- Apply for marriage licence
- Discuss ceremony with celebrant
- Dress fittings
- Start organising seating plan
- Try out hair and make-up
- Confirm all venue details – menus, beverages, décor etc.

Two weeks

- Confirm photographer, videographer, entertainment, florist and transport

One week

- Final dress fitting
- Wedding rehearsal
- Check everyone knows what they are doing/responsible for

The day

Relax and enjoy your wedding!



First wedding dance in the private gardens of The Residence at The George

Contact our expert team at The George hotel - let us help plan your perfect day...


What our patrons say

Service is excellent with well-appointed rooms and perfect location. We even got a free teddy bear to take away which was an unexpected bonus! Its the small things right. Great coffee and rooms were recently renovated, bed was first class.

We stayed at The George 6 years ago on our first honeymoon and returned here to start and end our month long second honeymoon around the South Island. As usual, the facility was excellent, and the service outstanding. Make sure you try the smoked salmon on the breakfast buffet, and if you need anything rely on Alex and Mark to assist you. Hands down the best hotel on the South Island.

Welcoming and helpful staff. Delicious dining at 50 Bistro with great kids menu. Lovely cocktails too for harried parents! Comfortable beds. Love the teddy bears at turn down! Great central location next to Hagley Park, Botanical Gardens and the Museum.

It was beautiful and so comfortable to stay in. Very clean and well maintained. The staff were exceptional. Every staff member we came across was so helpful, friendly, and professional. We were so impressed.